West Coast Invitational Returns to Mammoth Featuring the Inaugural Eddie Wall Ride Invitational April 30-May 1, 2010

Mammoth Mountain, CA - Widely regarded in the snowboard industry as THE springtime event, the ninth annual West Coast Invitational (WCI) will return to Mammoth Mountain April 30 to May 1, 2010. WCI provides a perfect mix of jam format competitions, great parties and a music performance featuring the Eagles of Death Metal.

P: Peter Morning

P: Peter Morning

WCI features an elite field of 30 invited riders including Kevin Jones, Peter Line, Greg Bretz, Tyler Flanagan, Eddie Wall, returning champions Luke Mitrani and Dan Brisse and many others.

New to WCI for 2010 is the Eddie Wall Ride Invitational. This addition to WCI will feature 20 riders facing off on a custom course featuring 10 different wallrides spread out along the base of Broadway above the sun deck at Main Lodge. The riders will battle it out on the course for three hours before gathering to vote for the winner in this rider-judged event. Prizes include engraved watches from Vestal, Apple Ipads donated by Bond Outerwear, Weekend Snowboards and Active Ride Shop, Skullcandy headphones and $5,000 cash.

On Saturday night, the riders will head down to The Village at Mammoth to face off under the lights in the WCI Rail Jam for $10,000 of cold, hard cash. The WCI Rail Jam features a 3-story specially-made scaffolding structure in the middle of The Village at Mammoth.

Once the action is finished in the WCI Rail Jam, party-goers can hop on The Village Gondola up to Canyon Lodge for a live performance by The Eagles of Death Metal presented by Vestal.

Viewing of the Eddie Wall Ride Invitational and the WCI Rail Jam are free to the public. Entry to the after party at Canyon Lodge featuring The Eagles of Death Metal will be $5 per person for advance purchase or $10 per person at the door. Tickets are available at any Mammoth Mountain ticket window, by calling 800.MAMMOTH or at www.MammothMountain.com.

Schedule of Events:
Friday, April 30, 2010
• 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Festival Village at Main Lodge
• 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Eddie Wall Ride Invitational on Broadway above Main Lodge
• 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Rider's dinner and drinks at Sushi Rei in The Village
• 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. - Eddie Wall Ride Invitational After Party at Hyde Lounge
Saturday, May 1, 2010
• 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Festival Village at Main Lodge
• 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - WCI Rail Jam at The Village at Mammoth
• 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. - After party at Canyon Lodge featuring The Eagles of Death Metal presented by Vestal. (21+)
• 9:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. - Transportation to Canyon Lodge via The Village Gondola
• 9:15 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Transportation from Canyon Lodge to The Village via shuttle busses

WCI sponsors include Quiksilver, Vestal, ThirtyTwo, Etnies, Skullcandy, Neff, Snowboard Magazine, Red Bull and Electric.

Springfest lift and lodging packages are available for as low as $99* per person per night! For more information or to book, please call 800.MAMMOTH or visit www.MammothMountain.com.

*Based on double occupancy. Other restriction may apply.

The Mammoth Mountain Unbound Terrain Parks lead the industry in innovation and quality with seven parks, three pipes, 80+ jibs and 50+ jumps on over 90 acres of California's favorite mountain resort. Using state-of-the-art equipment to provide a progressive environment for all levels, from beginners to a team of 16 professional athletes, the Unbound earns consistent ratings among the top parks of the world. For more information on the Unbound Terrain Parks at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, visit www.playbigproductions.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.